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Positive Speaking: Speaking for ourselves

Our Aim: To give us the skills to be more effective public speakers

Duration: 2 days

Positive speakers bring an essential human element to the HIV epidemic when they talk directly with community members.

Positive Vibes, together with Lironga Eparu (Namibia’s national organisation for people living with HIV and AIDS) has pioneered the training of HIV-positive Namibians in public speaking.

HIV-positive people who want to speak in public about living with HIV are often not equipped to do so, with the result that their public speaking efforts sometimes contribute to, rather than overcome, stigma and discrimination. Positive Speakers training provides basic public speaking skills along with support and assistance.